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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate ... See full summary »

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In London, the radiologist Gina McVey organizes a surprise birthday party to her father John McVey with her boyfriend Stefan Chambers, her brother Daniel McVey and his girlfriend Kate Coleman. On the next day, she sees herself driving a car on the street and she follows the woman to her apartment, where she finds a picture of her father and her. While driving back, she has a car crash and loses parts of her memory; further, she believes Stefan is another man. Gina decides to investigate what is happening and unravels a dark reality. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Face your fears.

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Rated R for some violence, brief sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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The Broken  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The inventive spelling of the title reads somewhat silly in Norwegian and Danish since the Ø in broken is a letter in the alphabet in these languages and sounds like the "u" in "burden". In addition "brøken" is the Norwegian and Danish word meaning "the fraction". See more »

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In the beginning of the movie, when she is examining X-rays, she shows her assistant a case of Situs Inversus. This refers to people who are born with one or more organs reversed in position. She states that the condition is very rare, occurring only once in every 1000 births. In truth, Situs Inversus occurs once in every 10,000 births. See more »

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[Gina is studying a set of chest X-rays in her office when Jim approaches and looks at them as well]
Gina McVey: Who are these for?
Jim: Dr. Waters.
Gina McVey: Interesting.
Jim: What?
Gina McVey: Well, do you notice anything?
Jim: They're back to front?
Gina McVey: No, look. Left and right tags.
Jim: The heart's on the right side of the body?
Gina McVey: [Nodding] Dextrocardia with situs inversus. It's not uncommon, but it's pretty rare. One in every thousand.
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Well, it IS Broken alright...
30 March 2009 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

I read about this movie in a magazine and I was intrigued. A woman, who one day sees herself drive past in her own car. Well, I thought, this could be interesting...

...but it isn't. First, the title. The Broken? The Broken...what? What is broken? The...oh, wait...I get it, the title itself is "broken"! WOW, clever! Unfortunately, this is virtually the only thing going for it.

The premise is not that bad, but I think Kiefer Suderland did much better in 'Mirrors'. A cross between Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Mirrors, and a rather mediocre one at that. A more suited title would be 'The Boring', since it draws out every single scene for bloody ages. Or maybe 'The Confusing' since it doesn't explain anything at all, not in the narrative nor in the story itself, only some vague idea about evil copies and somesuch, dotted with cheap scares and scenes used to death, but nothing tangible. It's just messed up.

On the other hand, the acting and the special effects are quite good, but then again, it's not a difficult role to act.

After watching the movie twice, I still feel unsatisfied, a little confused maybe, and not in the E. A. Poe or Stephen King kind of way. Do yourself a favor, and don't watch this one. Simply put, there are better thrillers out there.


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